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Topic: "Fray" Quilt (kind of, sort of, not so much, but maybe?) *pic heavy*  (Read 745 times)
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« on: January 08, 2014 08:12:00 PM »

I'm not really sure what to call this little gem lol

A friend of mine had a beautiful little girl back in May and asked if I could make her a quilt with black and white zebra and cow prints, solid lime, and solid hot pink.

Because it's so bright and "busy" I wanted to keep the actual construction as simple as possible so I simply sewed strips of 10 inch squares together and centered 5 inch squares on top.

I'm sure many of you watch DIY Dish with Kim and Kris. I sort of used an idea they had in Season 4 Ep. 9 of sewing squares onto one big piece of white flannel with the raw edges exposed to allow it to fray. I just sewed each square individually vs. sewing straight down the entire length and width of the quilt top. Once all the small squares were sewn to the larger ones i sewed the larger ones in strips, made my sandwich and quilt by simple stitch in the ditch, easy as pie.

I couldn't find the right flannels locally so I chose to use regular quilting cottons, a natural cotton batting with scrim, and a super soft but lightweight pink fleece for the back.

I'm hoping regular quilting cottons will still fray enough to give it that "shabby" look


« Last Edit: January 08, 2014 08:13:35 PM by armywife116 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014 11:31:46 AM »

Made a pretty little quilt...love it
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014 04:08:33 PM »

Looks great. I like the simplicity of the layout!

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014 07:57:36 PM »

Very fun! Have you washed it yet? The confetti quilts use raw edge cotton fabrics for a frayed effect so I bet it will look great!

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014 09:28:39 PM »

What a fun collection of fabrics! I especially love that cow print.

« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014 01:24:38 PM »

Fantastic fabric colors!  Love it!


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